Westend Advisors Has Cut Unitedhealth Group (UNH) Position By $8.92 Billion; Yrc Worldwide Has 1.67 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Westend Advisors Llc decreased Unitedhealth Group Inc. (UNH) stake by 14.82% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Westend Advisors Llc sold 45,556 shares as Unitedhealth Group Inc. (UNH)’s stock rose 9.50%. The Westend Advisors Llc holds 261,786 shares with $51.27 billion value, down from 307,342 last quarter. Unitedhealth Group Inc. now has $221.57B valuation. The stock increased 1.44% or $3.25 during the last trading session, reaching $228.64. About 3.94 million shares traded or 35.06% up from the average. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

YRC Worldwide Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various transportation services primarily in North America. The company has market cap of $521.21 million. The Company’s YRC Freight segment offers various services to transport industrial, commercial, and retail goods; and provides specialized services, including guaranteed expedited services, time-specific deliveries, cross-border services, coast-to-coast air delivery, product returns, temperature-sensitive shipment protection, and government material shipments. It currently has negative earnings. It serves manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and government customers.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of YRC Worldwide’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating YRC Worldwide, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $11.0 while the high is $18.0. The stock’s average target of $14.50 is -6.75% below today’s ($15.55) share price. YRCW was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 2, 2016. The stock of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, January 26. On Wednesday, November 2 the stock rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”.

Analysts await YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) to report earnings on February, 5. They expect $0.05 EPS, up 121.74% or $0.28 from last year’s $-0.23 per share. YRCW’s profit will be $1.68M for 77.75 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual EPS reported by YRC Worldwide Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -77.27% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 1.08% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $15.55. About 388,996 shares traded. YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) has risen 5.68% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.02% the S&P500.

Millrace Asset Group Inc. holds 2.23% of its portfolio in YRC Worldwide Inc. for 172,000 shares. Northpointe Capital Llc owns 1.26 million shares or 1.86% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Falcon Point Capital Llc has 1.63% invested in the company for 831,242 shares. The New York-based Phoenix Investment Adviser Llc has invested 1.43% in the stock. 1492 Capital Management Llc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 95,681 shares.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $20.19 million activity. $2.88M worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) was sold by BURKE RICHARD T on Monday, August 21. Another trade for 50,574 shares valued at $10.02M was sold by RENFRO LARRY C. The insider WILENSKY GAIL R sold $1.12M. Another trade for 975 shares valued at $200,333 was sold by ROOS THOMAS E. BALLARD WILLIAM C JR sold $969,915 worth of stock.

Analysts await UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $2.50 EPS, up 18.48% or $0.39 from last year’s $2.11 per share. UNH’s profit will be $2.42B for 22.86 P/E if the $2.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.66 actual EPS reported by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.02% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 46 investors sold UNH shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Regent Invest Management Limited Liability Company, a Kentucky-based fund reported 11,464 shares. Weiss Multi, a Alabama-based fund reported 5,000 shares. Pittenger And Anderson Inc, Nebraska-based fund reported 28,261 shares. Riverbridge Ptnrs Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.83% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Amer Rech & Com has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Louisiana State Employees Retirement invested in 60,400 shares or 0.56% of the stock. Mutual Of America Cap Management Limited Liability Com reported 147,715 shares. M Hldgs Securities Inc accumulated 3,516 shares. 6,842 are held by Magnetar Ltd Llc. Neuberger Berman Lc invested in 1.08 million shares. Fred Alger holds 2.31M shares. Renaissance Technologies Lc stated it has 0.07% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Capstone Advsrs, Illinois-based fund reported 1,150 shares. Arrow Corporation has 0.74% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) for 15,972 shares. Crestpoint Capital Management Lc stated it has 2,100 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings.

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 75 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Thursday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, July 13. Cleveland initiated UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Friday, April 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Leerink Swann. The company was maintained on Friday, April 7 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was upgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to “Buy” on Wednesday, December 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 3. Mizuho maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21200 target in Wednesday, July 19 report.

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